Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Partridgeberry, Twinberry


Partridgeberry, Twinberry

Mitchella repens

Light to medium shade, medium moisture level, humus-rich or sandy soil, moderately acid pH.  1-3 inches height, blooms spring into early summer, white to pinkish flowers, will spread.

Germination Code:  C(45)

Native Region:  East Tennessee and the West Tennessee Uplands

Attractive creeping evergreen vine that spreads when stems root at the nodes to form colonies.  Has red berries that are a favorite food of birds.  Plantings are sometimes difficult to establish.


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